Category Archives: Natural Selection

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Wildlife Corridors

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Bryan Tingstad sent me this really great story the other day from The World Geography about overpasses that have been constructed solely for the purpose of allowing safe passage across very busy highways for animals migrating or otherwise moving through … Continue reading

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From The Wilderness Lake To The Kitchen Table

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  While filming loons one season, I noticed that birds and animals very unlike us in so many ways, share what I see as common behaviors. The instinct to feed offspring, no matter how capable of feeding themselves, remains strong, … Continue reading

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The Resourceful Nuthatch: Cracking Seeds The Mortar And Pestle Way

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The resourcefulness and intelligence of animals rarely fail to impress me. Indeed, I am increasingly convinced that most simple human inventions aren’t original at all, just copies or modifications of what the more observant among us have seen performed in … Continue reading

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Falling Up: The Reverse Domino Effect

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Too many times, we’re tempted to adopt environmental practices only from the narrow viewpoint of benefiting our immediate needs. Wiping out wolves seemed such a perfect solution to those who sought to tame the wilderness that they went full-speed ahead … Continue reading

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Loons Take A Dive In 2011

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Imagine you’re an animal species…okay, so you ARE an animal species. So, imagine you’re a different animal species…a bird, for instance. It’s spring, you’ve arrived in your breeding territory, courted, mated, decided on the perfect nest site, and you’ve settled … Continue reading